Human Rights Paralegal

  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • London, UK
  • 17 May, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

We currently have a Paralegal opportunity within Public Law and Human Rights Department in our London office to support on our civil liberties work, primarily representing claimants and complainants against the police and inquests concerning deaths in custody.

Paralegal or public law / human rights experience, particularly within this area, would be an advantage although this is not essential. The successful candidate must however be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in public law and human rights and a commitment to legally aided work.

Successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. As a firm we are committed to protecting clients’ rights and the post-holder should have good communication skills in order to be able to work effectively with a range of people.

Candidates will also be expected to have excellent analytical and organisational skills, be committed to teamwork, take a thorough approach to documenting their work, be IT literate, attentive to detail, and have the ability to use their own initiative. A working knowledge of CCMS is also desirable. This position would suit motivated individuals with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking skills and sound judgment. You must hold either an undergraduate degree in law or a post-graduate diploma in law (GDL).

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role.

Our Public Law and Human Rights department is ranked as a leader in a range of fields in both the Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 directories. Many of our solicitors are individually ranked.
We have a national reach, with public law solicitors in nine offices across the country.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law, community care and actions against the police and are also instructed by privately funded individuals, professional associations and institutions including national and local charities and other voluntary organisations.

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive